Its very impressive that the photography industry is witnessing some enviable changes, one of which is the level of youth enthusiasm about the art. Almost everyone wants to carry the camera. Photography is now the wanted bride for many youths who either approach it business or as an hobby.
As with anything in life, knowledge is key. The importance of
acquiring the knowledge of photography for those will later run
photography business, or will become super-hobbyists, cannot be
over-emphasized. The skill makes the photographer, not the camera.
The other impressive thing is that, there exists credible
photographers and institutions in the industry, to cater for this high
knowledge-demand for photography. One of such institutions is elo
Photos academy, and having once been an intern at eloPhotos Academy, I can assure you, you are making the right choice if you’ve decided, or deciding to join the academy.
Beyond being a person that knows how to use the light and press the
shutter, these are the 3 other things eloPhotos will make you become.
As one of the terms of engagement, it is required of all interns at
the academy to submit weekly reports/articles not less than 500 words.
Most times, we think of writing as one burgeoning task only to be
compulsorily undertaken by literature students. But at eloPhotos, the
story is different; you can also be a writer. At the end of your
training, you would have written at least, 26 reports/articles. What
this guarantees is that you may not be a Wole-Soyinka or
Chimamanda-Adieche kind of writer, but your writing skill would have
drastically improved overtime.
Think of your writing needs as a photographer – updating your website,
preparing clients agreements, developing contents for training
purposes, and so on. Proficiency in all these won’t come by magic,
but by constantly developing your writing skill.
Intrapreneur is a word carved out from entrepreneur to represent those innovative personnels/employees within an organisation, whose
brain-children and efforts result in increased profit and market share
for the organisation. At eloPhotos Academy, interns enjoy the
opportunity of being part of the management of eloPhotos Studio. This privilege makes it possible for interns to understand practically, the running of a photography outfit, and to also suggest and execute novel ideas to promote the brand.
At eloPhotos academy, you will be challenged to think differently, to
bring innovative solutions, and to execute tasks you never thought you
would have been able to do. All these are what will prepare you to become a successful Photopreneur after graduation. Testimonies abound from the alumni, such as, Toye Peters, Tosin Bakre and so on.
A BETTER NETWORKER
Networking and networking skills is very crucial to our survival as
photographers, and so do, other professions. The need for good
networking skills cannot be over-emphasized. Its the life-blood of any
career, beyond talent and skill.
Not so many of us have developed this skill, and that is one thing eloPhotos will imbibe in you. As Kikelomo Koleosho once said, ‘eloPhotos is a base’. A base that serves as a platform for connecting with other photographers in the industry, both locally and internationally.
You can take the pain to ask any eloPhotos alumnus you know, if
there’s any local photographer they’ve not met, or worked with. The
opportunities just seem to be endless at the academy. What are you waiting for, go out there and bring your imaginations into reality.